Eight injured in a boat explosion in Alicante

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EIGHT people have been injured in an explosion in an Alicante port.

A three-year-old boy and a 40-year-old woman suffered serious burns and were taken to the burn unit in Alicante General Hospital on Sunday late afternoon (July 24).

The woman has burns in around 60 per cent of her body while the young boy has serious burns on his right arm according to officials.

The other five were also taken to hospital, but for minor injuries.

The Guardia Civil are investigating the exact cause of the blast at the Santa Pola port. Initial theories point to an accumulation of flammable gas which was ignited when the boat´s engine was started.

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